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Using a path model, this study examined the relationships among psychosocial factors (social support and acceptance of diabetes), knowledge of the disease, perceived difficulty of self-care behaviors (SCBs), and disease outcome [quality of life (QoL)] among 180 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In general, respondents exhibited high levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine ethnic and gender differences in psychosocial factors, e.g., social support and acceptance of the disease, knowledge levels, perceived difficulty in adherence behaviors, and diabetes outcome (glycemic control and quality of life) in Type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS Data were collected via telephone interviews from 180 diabetic(More)
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